Ductless AC Ratings part 42, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Ductless ac ratings part 42 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Tristar, Turbo Air, Uni-Aire, Unical, and Union Aire brands.

BRAND------BASIC-PREMIUM-MULTIZONE

TRISTAR---------NA------<1*-----------NA 

This brand offers a variety of models but they are for cooling only. They are available in Europe but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

TURBO AIR----<1*------<1*----------<1* 

These units are available in cool only as well as heat pump models. They have a dry mode, anti-bacterial filter, and electrostatic filter as well as two way auto swing louvers for enhanced air circulation. The EHU/EHN series offers premium heat pumps with electronic refrigerant control to allow cooling operation even in low ambient conditions. The multi-zone unit can only serve two indoor units. They are sold through dealers in the U.S.A. but it is a limited network and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

UNI-AIRE------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is manufactured in Thailand and is available in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau through authorized dealers. The indoor units are available in floor console and cassette models as well as the standard high wall units. The unit has an electrostatic air filter, auto swing louvers, 24 hour timer, and sleep mode but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.   

UNICAL---------NA------<1*----------<1*

These air conditioners are made in Italy and feature inverter drive compressors. The units have triple air filtration to improve indoor air quality and an iFeel remote for improved comfort as well as a self cleaning function to eliminate mold and mildew on the indoor coil. The CMX HE multi-split units can serve from two to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

UNION AIRE---<1*-------NA----------<1* 

The G+ series units are 13 seer models with a dry mode, sleep mode, and a 24 hour timer. They are available in cool only or heat pump models. The Golden Plasma Filter option offers three stage filtering for better indoor air quality. The multi split unit only serves 2 fan coils and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.

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